Vendor Resource

A Vendor Resource highlighting how equipment and technology can safely support patient handling and mobility activities.

ASPHP’s corporate sponsors have created a variety of tools and other resources that promote safety to protect clinicians and patients during COVID-19. View the Vendor Page to review dozens of SPHM innovations to manage specific elements of care.

Hovertech International
The video was created by a VA SPHM Team using two HoverMatt SPUs to prone a patient.


Hillrom Inc.
Hillrom® Safe Patient Handling has developing a proning technique utilizing either an overhead or mobile lift and the MultiStrap® Lifting Aid. This proning technique requires only 3 caregivers, reducing PPE needs and human resources. It also allows for a controlled descent, which is difficult to attain in manual proning or with other methods. You can view a video of this process here: https://youtu.be/gniNns_6C2Q

They have also collected all of their COVID-19 resources in one easy location for caregivers: https://www.hillrom.com/en-us/covid-19-resource-center/

Wy’East Medical
Whitney Safety Platform Walker – YouTube

This video is about the WyEast Whitney Safety Platform Walker.

Pink Slip ED Patient Proning – YouTube

How to safely prone a patient. Avoid unsafe manual lifting, reduce the number of caregivers needed and be SAFE using the Pink Slip.

Supine to Prone – YouTube

The best sleeping position for back pain, neck pain, and sciatica – Tips from a physical therapist – Duration: 12:15. Tone and Tighten 2,520,620 views 

Medline Industries
Toolkit: prone positioning guidelines, and best practice videos for safe patient handling. Below are links to each of the videos and the guidelines.

  1. Module 1: Best Practices for Safe Patient Handling (https://vimeo.com/106935163)
  2. Module 2: Seven Principles of Safe Patient Handling (https://vimeo.com/106935164)
  3. Module 3: Maintenance Safety Checks (https://vimeo.com/106935167)
  4. Module 4: Sling Selection and Type (https://vimeo.com/106935169)
  5. Module 5: Patient Lifting Techniques (https://vimeo.com/106964013)

Prone Positioning Step-by-Step Guide: 1 Comfort Glide Sheet

Prone Positioning Step-by-Step Guide: 2 Comfort Glide Sheets


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